Ready for the World News

Professor Recalls Chance Meeting with Mandela

Catherine Higgs

The recent passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela caused one UT professor to recall her chance meeting with him. Catherine Higgs, professor of history and vice chair of Africana studies, met Mandela in the Johannesburg airport in February 1991, a year after he was released after serving twenty-seven years in jail for protesting against the apartheid state.

Senior Lindsay Lee Named Rhodes Scholar; Seventh in UT History

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Lindsay Lee, a senior studying math and Spanish, has been named a Rhodes Scholar, the most prestigious international award a student can earn. Lee, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is the seventh UT student to receive the honor in the Rhodes program’s 111-year history. “I am incredibly humbled to be in the same shoes as some of the most important movers and shakers around the world,” Lee said.

Ready for the World Cafe Says Hola! to a Taste of Spain November 21

The Ready for the World Café welcomes diners to Spanish fare on Thursday, November 21, in the UT Visitors Center. The lunch will feature garlic soup, Spanish omelets, Calamares fritos, pork kabobs, and caramel flan. The cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Attendees must reserve tickets in advance by calling 974-6645 or e-mailing rhtm@utk.edu.

Help Develop New Quality Enhancement Plan

The university has started developing its new Quality Enhancement Plan, an important part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaccreditation process. The QEP team has developed five potential topics. Feedback from the campus community will help shape one of these topics into our new QEP.

Ready for the World Cafe Takes Second Tour of Japan November 14

Diners at UT’s Ready for the World Café will savor the flavors of Japan a second time on Thursday, November 14, in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. The lunch consists of edamame, shrimp and smoked octopus salad, salmon teriyaki, and green tea cake. The cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required.

Ready for the World Cafe Journeys to Japan November 7

Diners at Ready for the World Café will continue their delectable travels to the Far East with a taste of Japan on Thursday, November 7. The lunch consists of tempura prawns and vegetables, sushi, and red bean ice cream. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required.

UT, City of Knoxville to Mark Progress of Pathways in Historic Cemeteries

For almost five years, UT students and faculty have been working with city and county officials, the community, and members of the Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition to rehabilitate two historically and culturally important cemeteries in East Knoxville. At 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, they will celebrate the progress of a new “Community Passage,” 1,000 linear feet of pathways constructed throughout Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Ready for the World Cafe Takes Another Tour of France October 31

The Ready for the World Café continues its gastronomical journey with another tour of France at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 31, in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Lunch will feature steak tartare, frisee salad, filet mignon, a cheese course, and an apple tart for dessert. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance purchase of tickets is required.

Ready for the World Cafe Offers Taste of France October 24

UT’s Ready for the World Cafe will venture to France on Thursday, October 24 in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. The menu includes escargots à la Bourguignonne, pate, a dessert course of pots de crème, and much more.